Carolyn Doppelt Gray is Special Counsel and co-head of the Accessibility & Accommodations Group. She counsels clients in a range of industries, including lodging, sports stadiums and arenas, speedways, retailers, universities, restaurants, insurance, hospitals, and housing enterprises on all aspects of disability-related employment and accessibility requirements under federal, state and local law. Carolyn has particular experience in matters involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and related education, civil rights and construction statutes.
Carolyn has defended numerous civil and administrative actions alleging violations by public accommodations and housing developments and also provides counsel on employment and operational issues.
Carolyn was a senior White House appointee at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she was a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Commissioner, Administration on Developmental Disabilities. At the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development she served as an advisor for the Fair Housing Act’s accessibility process. She was director of the Women’s Business Enterprise at the U.S. Small Business Administration and executive director of the President’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Business Ownership. Carolyn was the first woman in Indiana to be named Person of the Year by the Fort Wayne Jaycees.
Carolyn is an editor for the National Disability Law Reporter, a contributing editor for the Disability Compliance Bulletin and the Corporate Counsel’s Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Business Laws, Inc.